Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 743–744 | Cite as

Developing in warm water: irregular colouration and patterns of a neonate elasmobranch

  • C. GervaisEmail author
  • J. Mourier
  • J. L. Rummer


Elevated Temperature Development Rate Warm Water Pattern Development Thermal Environment 
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We want to thank G. Renshaw and SeaWorld, Gold Coast for donating sharks, D. Kraver and M. Johnson for rearing embryos, and T. Nay for editorial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef StudiesJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE-UPVD Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE)PapetoaiFrench Polynesia

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